Spearfishing competitions

Each year there are about 6 spearfishing competitions in the UK with the best spearo’s often representing GB abroad. The goal of the competitions is to catch as many fish (up to 10 max), in as many different species as possible.  Any fish deemed ...

Spearfishing clubs

UK Spearfishing Buddy’s Facebook group If you don’t fancy joining a full on club and just want to find a couple of buddies to dive with in your local area, then join a Facebook page called UK Spearfishing Buddy’s.  Its a closed ...

British Spearfishing Association (BSA)

The British spearfishing association is the official body of spearfishing in the UK.  It’s a non-profit orientated group dedicated to representing the best interests of the sport.  They have multiple objectives including raising the awareness of ...

Spearfishing Porthoustock

The ‘not so secret’ secret spot of Porthoustock. On its day I don’t think this place can be beaten, it’s a real profile pic generator.  Big bass, big Pollock and grey mullet if you are so inclined. You can drive right on the pebble beach ...

Spearfishing in Swanpool

Another touristy beach that produces Pollock, mullet and bass.  You are heading to the point on the right and beyond.  You can gain entry from the beach which is a longer swim or there is overgrown path you can take via walking up past the ...

Spearfishing in Caerhays / Porthluney cove

This is a very busy tourist beach so if the suns out expect a lot of very concerned looks as you march towards the ocean looking like a navy seal.  If the tide is out then it’s a bit of stomp and if its in, it’s a bit of swim past the shallow ...

Spearfishing Cornwall

Cornwall is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful coastlines of the UK and an amazing place to explore and spearfish.  The North coast is typically more for surfing while the sheltered south coast is perfect for chasing the bass.  The underwater ...

Spearfishing reefs

You want to be hunting on, in and around reefs.  These are rocky or kelpy areas that normally hug the coast and extend out to the open ocean.  Go on google maps and check out satellite images, they are all really clear and easy to spot.  Look ...

Spearfishing visibility

If you can see more than 3 odd metres then you have the right to get excited!  The UK is not famous for its crystal clear visibility – however, when it comes, make the most of it because it’s amazing.  Normally you will have 2 – 5 metres ...

Shot placement

Shot placement is easy to figure out.  First of all you want to mentally cut the fish in half sideways – the top half, above the lateral line, is the tasty tough flesh.  The bottom half is just soft belly meat and while you can land a fish ...